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July 23, 2021

Call for Applications: Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

Hosted by Hot Docs Festival

Hot Docs is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and to creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 29th annual edition in April 2022. Year round, Hot Docs supports the Canadian and international industry with professional development programs and a multi-million-dollar production fund portfolio, and fosters education through documentaries with its popular free program Docs For Schools.

Hot Docs owns and programs the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood and the world’s first and largest documentary cinema. While closed during the current pandemic, Hot Docs is offering audiences across Canada access to first-run documentaries and curated programming and events on its Hot Docs at Home streaming service.

The Marketing and Promotions Coordinator works with the Communications Director and the wider Communication Department to actively promote Hot Docs’ programming and initiatives. The position assists in creating and issuing social media content and organizational ebulletins, trafficking advertising and marketing collateral, tracking and fulfilling cross-promotional and co-presentation agreements, conducting outreach to public and industry audiences for annual activities and special initiatives and also supports the Communications Department in wider marketing activities.

Application deadline: July 23, 2021


Hot Docs is a forum to share stories and perspectives on the people, issues and events that shape our world, and we encourage respectful discussion and debate to foster greater understanding and empathy.

An integral component of this is Hot Docs’ commitment to fostering an organizational culture that brings together people with different races, identities, abilities, experiences and skills. Hot Docs is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve in the stories we present and also in our workforce. We encourage applications from diverse communities and welcomes applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Hot Docs encourages applications from qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Hiring Manager to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to the accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


Hot Docs Festival

506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3, Canada

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.